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With photocopies of diaries, 1910-13, and photocopies of correspondence, 1912-14.
Also with photocopies of letters to Ursula Grant Duff, 1914, 1919, 1922 and 1930.
- 1905 - 1930
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On 23 March 1889, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Black Watch and thereafter was promoted Lieutenant, in 1890, and Captain, in 1898. He served with the Black Watch in India, 1897-8, where he was commandant of the base depot during the Tirah Expedition, and in South Africa, 1902, where he saw action in the Transvaal during the final stages of the South African War.
After attending the Staff College, Camberley, 1903-4, he was appointed to the War Office as a Staff Captain, 1905, and later Quatermaster-General and General Staff Officer Grade 2, 1906. He was promoted Major, in 1907, and appointed Assistant Military Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence, in 1910, working on the 'war book' of procedures to be followed by government departments in the event of war.
In 1913, he rejoined the Black Watch at Aldershot, taking command of the 1st Battalion with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, in May 1914. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne on 21 September 1914.
He was awarded the CB in 1913.
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